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Performance | Global Dance Connections series

Daina Ashbee

Time Creation Destruction (J'ai pleuré avec les chiens)

Daina Ashbee’s latest work unfolds like a ritual celebration dedicated to the body. In a minimalist landscape driven by cycles of change, five dancers fluctuate between possibilities: from animal to human, mundane to spiritual, from pain and sorrow to ecstasy. Down on all fours, they experience the elation of a new harmony and equilibrium but soon are flipped upside down, eluding gravity, and portraying a resurgence of the power to act in a community. Born in Nanaimo, BC and of Métis and Dutch heritage, Ashbee has earned international plaudits for her radical and unflinching work which examines the body through a powerful feminist lens.

  • Wednesday March 9 - Saturday March 12, 2022 | 8pm

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre

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  • Tickets will go on sale in late 2021

  • approx 75 minutes

  • Nudity

Created by: Daina Ashbee
Rehearsal Director: Gabriel Nieto (Nomad of the South)
Mentor: Benoît LaChambre
Performers: Briseida Lopez, Benjamin Kamino, Gabriel Nieto, Irene Martinez, Angelica Morga, Greys Vecchionacce*
Technical Director & Lighting Design: Elaine Helguera
Administrative Director: Angelica Morga
Original Music Composition : Sean MacPherson (Burmis Tree)
Additional Music Arrangements: Gabriel Nieto, Daina Ashbee
*Performers are sometimes interchangeable due to COVID19 travel restrictions

Co-production partners: KVS Brussels Stadstheater, Festival TransAmériques – FTA, Agora de la danse, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (FR), BIT Teatergarasjen (NO), National Arts Centre
Residency partners: Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas (Guadalajara), KVS Brussels Stadstheater Funding partner: Developed with support from the National Art Centre’s National Creation Fund

Presented with the Vancouver International Dance Festival

Photos by Johan Pijpops

About the series:

The Global Dance Connections 2021-2022 series features exciting programs from MAYDAY, Daina Ashbee, Dumb Instrument Dance, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen and Radical System Art.

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All performances and events will be presented with COVID-19 protocols in line with public health advisories, to keep audiences, artists, staff and volunteers as safe as possible. Tickets will go on sale closer to the time of each performance.

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